21 Apr King Arthur looks to reclaim the throne
Arthur Abraham has had an impressive career and he has shared the boxing ring with some of the biggest names in the sport.
The Armenian, who now lives in Germany, has beaten champions such as Raul Marquez, Hector Javier Velazco, Jermain Taylor, Robert Stieglitz (thrice) and Giovanni De Carolis. Abraham has also defeated world-class opponents such as Martin Murray, Paul Smith (twice), Lajuan Simon, Edison Miranda (twice), Khoren Gevor, Sebastian Demers, Kofi Jantuah, Kingsley Ikeke and Howard Eastman.
The man fondly known as “King Arthur” has a chance to go back to the top of the sport. He faces Robin Krasniqi in a World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight world championship title eliminator, on Saturday at 19:40.
The fight will be broadcast live and exclusive on StarSat channel 241 (Sports Arena).
Krasniqi has also been impressive. He is a former European and WBO International light heavyweight champion.
He moved down from light heavyweight to super middleweight after his defeat to WBA champion Juergen Braehmer in 2015.
Since then the man from Kosovo, now also lives in Germany, has beaten Vaclac Polak, Cagri Elmis and Juergen Doberstein at his new weight.
Abrahams, however, will be Krasniqi’s toughest fight at super middleweight.
King Arthur boast a 45-5 (30 knockouts) record. His only losses have been to the best fighters in the division. Only the likes of Andre Ward, Andre Direll, Carl Froch, Stieglitz and Gilberto Ramirez have claimed wins over Abrahams.
Can Kasniqi hand Abrahams his sixth loss? Or will the King move a step closer to reclaiming the throne?
Find out this Saturday on Sports Arena at 19:40.